"Sciences Po has been a long and impactful journey"

Estela tells us about her Master’s Thesis
  • Estela is a Master’s student in Public Policy at Sciences Po © Sciences PoEstela is a Master’s student in Public Policy at Sciences Po © Sciences Po

Estela is a Master’s student in Public Policy at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. During her last semester, she chose to write a Master’s Thesis on how gender affects the behaviour of Federal deputies in Brazil when initiating bills and spending the public budget for the parliamentary activities. She tells us about this thesis she recently defended.

s(H)e: A Docuseries "Through the Lenses of Feminism"

Discover Ariel, May, Julie and Alaya's Docuseries Project
  • Ariel, May, Julie and Alaya created a docuseries ©Sciences PoAriel, May, Julie and Alaya created a docuseries ©Sciences Po

Alaya, Ariel, Julie and May are Undergraduate Students at Sciences Po, Le Havre campus. In 2019, they launched s(H)e: a docuseries looking into humanity through the lenses of feminism. They frequently publish videos covering a wide variety of topics, like parenting while studying, practising Islam, or discussing premenstrual syndrome. They tell us about their project.

Investigating Gender-based Violence

Meet Nazand Begikhani, visiting Professor at Sciences Po
  • Nazand Begikhani dans son bureau au CERI © Sciences PoNazand Begikhani dans son bureau au CERI © Sciences Po

Nazand Begikhani, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, is visiting Professor at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Studies (CERI) for Spring semester 2020. She has been awarded the Vincent Wright Chair that promotes academic exchanges between France and Britain. She tells us about her role as a British researcher of Kurdish origin working on gender-based violence and shares her experiences as a poetess and human-rights advocate.

Meeting West African Feminist Activists

Five students travelled to Dakar and Abidjan for a team project.
  • Hannah and Sofietou in Dakar with Dr. Selly Ba ©Sciences PoHannah and Sofietou in Dakar with Dr. Selly Ba ©Sciences Po
  • Inaïssa, Carolin, and Chloé with Dr. Aminata Kane in Abidjan ©Sciences PoInaïssa, Carolin, and Chloé with Dr. Aminata Kane in Abidjan ©Sciences Po
  • Fatou Bintou Thiam in Dakar, Senegal; she founded Santé Mobile ©Sciences PoFatou Bintou Thiam in Dakar, Senegal; she founded Santé Mobile ©Sciences Po
  • Carinne Assamoi created "Clubs Genre" in 40 Abidjan high schools ©Sciences PoCarinne Assamoi created "Clubs Genre" in 40 Abidjan high schools ©Sciences Po
  • Meeting with Marieme Soda Ndiaye, Senegal's youngest MP ©Sciences PoMeeting with Marieme Soda Ndiaye, Senegal's youngest MP ©Sciences Po

During the 2019-2020 academic year, five Master’s students took part in a team project: they conducted a research-action project for and with the NGO Equipop. Carolin, Chloé, Hannah, Inaïssa and Sofietou will draw up an in-depth report on the collective actions of young feminists in French-speaking West Africa. In January, they interviewed feminist activists in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Dakar, Senegal.

"I think there is a way to change"

Social psychologist Francine Deutsch on her approach to gender studies
  • Professor Francine Deutsch ©Mount Holyoke CollegeProfessor Francine Deutsch ©Mount Holyoke College

Social psychologist Francine Deutsch is Professor Emerita of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College. Her research focuses on issues of gender justice, from gender equality and the division of domestic labour in the contemporary American family to the status of child care workers. As a member of PRESAGE’s Advisory board, she answered our questions on her research and approach to gender studies.

"I aim at specialising in sexual and gender based-violence prevention and response"

Margot shares her story
  • Margot Dupé ©Margot DupéMargot Dupé ©Margot Dupé

Margot is a Master's student at the Sciences Po School of International Affairs. She studies Human Rights and Humanitarian Action and is interning at the UN Refugee Agency, under the Resettlement Officer. Simultaneously, she promotes gender equality: during the G7 in Paris in 2019, she took part in the Women 7, a G7 Summit engagement group advocating for gender equality.

Xiaorui Zhou, 2020 Rhodes scholar

Sciences Po student Xiaorui Zhou has been awarded one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world
  • Xiaorui Zhou, 2020 Rhodes scholar ©Xiaorui ZhouXiaorui Zhou, 2020 Rhodes scholar ©Xiaorui Zhou

Sciences Po undergraduate student Xiaorui Zhou is one of the four Chinese students to become a 2020 Rhodes scholar. This prestigious scholarship allows outstanding students to spend two years at the University of Oxford pursuing a postgraduate degree. Xiaorui is currently completing a double degree with Sciences Po and the National University of Singapore (NUS), majoring in History and Middle Eastern studies. She aspires to pursue two Master’s degrees at Oxford next year: one in Women’s Studies, and one in Contemporary Chinese Studies.

Weaving a tapestry of sisterhood across West Africa

Carolin, Inaïssa and Sofietou talk about their team project
  • Carolin, Inaïssa and Sofietou © Sciences PoCarolin, Inaïssa and Sofietou © Sciences Po

During the 2019/2020 academic year, five Master’s students take part in a team project, an introductory project management module. They conduct a research-action project for and with the NGO Equipop. Carolin, Chloé, Hannah, Inaïssa and Sofietou will draw up an in-depth report on the collective actions of young feminists in three French-speaking West African countries: Guinea, Ivory Coast and Senegal.

“We made remarkable strides!”

Régine Serra leaves the Gender Equality office.
  • ©Régine Serra / Sciences Po©Régine Serra / Sciences Po

After three years of service, Régine Serra leaves the Gender Equality Office and the sexual harassment monitoring unit. She joins the Center for History at Sciences Po and becomes its Secretary General. As Gender Equality Officer, Régine Serra worked with all Sciences Po communities: students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff. She shares her story.

"We are all outspoken gender advocates"

Maxime Forest is Jury member for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
  • The 2019 Prize International Jury is posing for a picture ©Maxime ForestThe 2019 Prize International Jury is posing for a picture ©Maxime Forest

Every year the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. Maxime Forest, researcher and teacher at Sciences Po, was appointed Jury member in 2016 and 2018. With four other Jury members coming from four continents, they assess nominations to the Prize and present recommendations to the Director-General of UNESCO. He tells us about his experience.

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